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16 of the Best Free Linux Game Engines (Part 1 of 2)

May 11, 2010, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Game engines play a crucial role in the fast creation and development of computer games. As they offer a collection of visual development tools, and are often presented in an integrated development environment, they vastly accelerate the development of games. Game engines are referred to as "game middleware" because they provide a flexible and reusable software platform.

"However, game engines are not only used in the creation of games. We find them being used in a whole diverse range of projects such as educational software, interactive art, and scientific visualization.

"To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game engine needed to meet the following requirements:

"Free to use without restrictions

"Not in the early stages of development

"We have included ScummVM in this feature even though it is a collection of game engine recreations rather than a fresh engine. However, it is worthy of inclusion here given that the SCUMM engine is used in so many fantastic games."

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